Main transport in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Phnom penh, Cambodia
Phnom penh, Cambodia

Coming to Phnom Penh in particular and Cambodia in general, you need to select the suitable transport to travel here. The article will introduce to you some common means of transport in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Tuk-tuk

tuk tuk in Cambodia
tuk tuk in Cambodia

Tuk tuk is a type of motorcycle having the space at the rear for passengers. Of means of transport in Phnom penh, Tuk-tuk is the most economical and popular vehicle for travelers to Phnom Penh. Tuk-tuk drivers in Phnom Penh are so friendly and can communicate in English. It is noted that you should ask the price before hiring a tuk tuk.

Auto rickshaw

Auto rickshaw
Auto rickshaw

Auto rickshaw is a common means of transport in Phnom Penh. Visitors can easily find out the auto rickshaw at almost all the corners of streets in Phnom Penh. However, if visitors want to use this vehicle, it is strongly advised that visitors pay attention to some problems such as theft and traffic accident.

Truthfully, auto rickshaw is suitable for the local people rather than tourists. It is recommended that tourists should consider carefully before making a decision to use this type of transportation for sightseeing Phnom penh.

Taxi

There are a large number of taxis in Sisowath Quay. In reality, taxi is also not popular vehicle in Phnom Penh. This fact is partly because of the little number of taxi. Taxis here are not as much as those in other surrounding countries like Vietnam and Thailand. The other reason is that tuk tuk is prefered by the locals and still the main transport throughout the city.

Taxi in Phnom penh can be divided into  two categories including taxi with hour meter and taxi without hour meter. In fact, almost all the taxis in Phnom Penh have no hour meter.

In case you call a taxi without hour meter, it is necessary for you to bargain with drivers before going on the taxi. It is better if you get the support from your hotel receptionist.

Cyclo

cyclo tour in Phnom penh
cyclo tour in Phnom penh

You can take a cyclo tour in Phnom penh. But this means also not very common in Phnom Penh. The price for a cyclo tour is equal to that for an auto rickshaw.

Motorcycle taxi

Motorcycle taxi is one of the popular vehicles for tourists. For backpackers who want to travel on a tight budget, it is feasible to call a motorcycle taxi. When hiring this vehicle, you need to discuss the price and ask the driver to give you a helmet. Please note that in Phnom Penh, a motorcycle is allowed to carry more than one person.

Motorcycle rental

It can be said that traffic in Phnom Penh is rather complicated. However, if you are familiar with riding vehicle in crowded streets, moving by motorbike is too difficult for you. To be allowed to drive a motorcycle in Phnom Penh and Cambodia as well, you are required to own a driving license accepted in Cambodia.

Walking (walking tour)

This form of travel is considered the easiest, cheapest and the most interesting but the most tired. With one morning, you can explore and visit famous tourist attractions such as the Cambodian Royal Palace – Silver Pagoda, the National Museum of Cambodia and Wat Phnom in Phnom Penh through walking tour.